Health and Interprofessional Practice

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Publication analysis


About the publication

Title: Health and Interprofessional Practice

Website: http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/

Purpose, objective, or mission: From the website: “Health and Interprofessional Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to increasing the availability of high-quality evidence to inform patient care and practitioner education from an interprofessional perspective.”1

Target audience: HIP is aimed at academics, practitioners and student-practitioners.2

Publisher: Pacific University Libraries3

Peer reviewed? Yes4

Type: Health Facilities and Administration, scholarly5

Medium: Online, open access6

Content: HIP publishes original qualitative and quantitative research, reviews, and educational materials addressing practical challenges and opportunities in the healthcare field. Articles published in the journal have immediate, practical applications.7

Frequency of publication: Quarterly8

About the publication’s submission guidelines

Location of submission guidelines: http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/author.html

Types of contributions accepted: From the submission call: “HIP seeks to publish original research (both quantitative and qualitative), reviews and educational materials that directly address the practical challenges and opportunities of interprofessional care and education. Work published in Health and Interprofessional Practice should have immediate practical application for clinicians and educators who value interprofessional teamwork, evidence-based practice and culturally competent care. Articles that indicate methods of navigating interdisciplinary conflicts/disagreements (e.g. scope of practice issues) in the service of high quality patient care are of particular interest.”9 HIP publishes original theory & research, case-based learning, educational strategies, cross-cultural issues in care, review articles, student experiences, book/EBP resource reviews, and commentaries.10

Submission and review process: All submissions should be original work that has not been submitted to other journals. Authors must obtain written permission from all individuals and institutions mentioned in the acknowledgements. Documents should be in Microsoft Word format, double-spaced and in a 12-point font. Articles can be uploaded digitally through the journal’s online submissions portal; illustrations, figures, tables, and videos should be uploaded separately, not as part of the main document. Manuscripts should not have any identifying information on the main text; submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter describing the value of the manuscript for the body of scholarship and containing all the identifying information of the author. Authors should examine the specific requirements for submissions for each section of the journal.11

Editorial tone: Scholarly and formal12

Style guide used: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition13

Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors

This new publication has potential for LIS professionals in working in medical environments who have evidence-based practices to share with health professions faculty and other medical librarians. This publication seeks submissions about interprofessional teamwork, evidence-based practice, and culturally competent care, each of which the medical librarian is poised to build. According to Isaac Gilman, HIP‘s Managing Editor, “any work that improves interprofessional practice and education,”14 including pieces authored by LIS professionals, is welcomed by HIP.

 

Audience analysis


About the publication’s readers

Publication circulation: No numbers available, but the journal is open access.15

Audience location and language or cultural considerations: The journal is produced in the US at Pacific University,16 but the editorial board comes from universities across the country.17 Publication is in English,18 but can be seen online anywhere in the world. Authors should be sure to avoid jargon or idiom.

Reader characteristics: Readers have a high degree of interest in medical librarianship. Most will have an MLIS or other advanced degree. Most readers will be employed in medical libraries. Readers will be interested in anything related to providing medical information to a lay audience and new advances in medical librarianship. However, they may not have much interest in or knowledge of other types of librarianship.19

Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Readers will be well-versed in all aspects of medical librarianship.20

Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors

Although it is a new publication, Health and Interprofessional Practice is a well-respected place for medical library authors, and may be a good place for new authors to get a start in publishing. With an open access policy, the journal will allow research to go out to a large number of readers.

Last updated: April 26, 2017


References

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  2. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
  3. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
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  7. “Aims and Scope,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/aimsandscope.html
  8. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
  9. “Aims and Scope,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/aimsandscope.html
  10. “Aims and Scope,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/aimsandscope.html
  11. “Information for Authors,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/author.html
  12. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
  13. “Information for Authors,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/author.html
  14. I. Gilman, personal communication, 25 March 2011
  15. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
  16. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
  17. “Editorial Board,” Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017,  http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/editorialboard.html
  18. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed April 24, 2017, http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/title/1405967379038/727302
  19. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
  20. Health and Interprofessional Practice, Pacific University Libraries, accessed April 26, 2017, http://commons.pacificu.edu/hip/
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